Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Peaks & Valleys : Thank You!

  • Alexa Chung
  • When you win you say nothing, when you lose you say less - Paul Brown.
  • Antoine is at it again HERE
  • Working on some amazing content and products with menswear accessory line Dolbeau
  • I have received a lot of great feedback on my first instalment of Whats His Is Her's , and I really want to take this time out to say thank you all the support and feedback good or bad means more than you may think. 
  • Canada Post is absolutely horrible, I was sitting in the office of where I'm interning and I manually have to punch in the contact information of the sender, receiver, and product of each and every order.  The amount of time and the amount of life that is drained from you in this process is not humane.
  • Last week I was extremely ill, somewhat feeling back to my normal self again.
  • Too many people are living for compliments, instead of accomplishments - Sara Faisal
  • Every time I clean out my fridge I get upset about the things I didn't eat.
  • Why are so many people self proclaiming themselves as hipsters? you know hipsters don't shower right.

Monday, February 20, 2012

ProprPostur X Palladium Boots present Whats His Is Hers

Palladium Boots and Proprpostur teamed up to present the first installment of the “What’s His Hers” series.

Series/Project and Product Background:

What’s His Is Hers, embraces menswear in different aspects concerning aesthetics and lifestyle. It doesn’t always have to appear masculine to get a pass from society. A lot of times urban menswear tends to embark on a specific culture and lifestyle. In which at time women are wary to take part of due to the masculine appeal, this series explores and demonstrates versatility in aesthetic appeal and lifestyle. To portray these lifestyles and cultures What’s His Is Hers captures life like and relatable imagery concerning styling, visuals, models, and as well as products. 

Palladium was founded in 1920 to make tires for the fledgling aviation industry. Tires were made by layering canvas bands underneath vulcanized rubber. Palladium's expertise was so advanced that soon the majority of Europe's aircraft were using Palladium tires.

After World War II, with aircraft manufacturing screeching to a halt, the demand for tires decreased dramatically. Palladium decided to open a plant in Pont De Cheruy, France, to start producing footwear that was as hard wearing as their tires. In 1947 the legendary Pampa boot was born, and the functionality, comfort and durability were so outstanding that the French Foreign Legion adopted it for their use. The Foreign Legion put the boot to the test in the harsh desert conditions of North Africa, and throughout the rugged terrain of the Atlas Mountains.

Today, the original design, classic lines and time tested utility are as relevant as they have ever been. Combining over 60 years of authenticity with modern manufacturing, premium materials and cutting edge styling, Palladium boots are ready to help you explore your street, your city, or the world.

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Special Thank You :
Citizen Vintage Boutique : citizenvintage.tumblr.com/

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Stolen Riches Laces

Wool Blazer - Club Monaco
Crewneck - Ralph Lauren
Cardigan - N/A
Pants - A.A
Laced Leather Lace Ups - Vintage
When it comes to menswear it really is all about the details minor detailing can either make or break an outfit. As you all know I am a big fan of wearing elaborate socks no matter what the case or event maybe. Life is too short to be wearing boring socks everyday it personally just really doesn't cut it, and now I have come across and accessory that can really compliment my taste.
About Stolen Riches: Almost 100 years of manufacturing excellence, their family understands how to deliver a quality product with exceptional durability. They have been producing laces for over four generations and through two World Wars.  David barclay is, once ageing tapping into the successful entrepreneurial spirit of his family to bring Stolen Riches laces to fashionable feet across the world.
With a killer variety of colours and my upmost favourite detail the metal tips, Stolen Riches Premium Dress Laces give the sartorially obsessed and  fashion agnostics, the opportunity to exercise and elaborate their personal tastes with a clean, simple, and unexpected manner.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Peaks & Valley's : The Realization


  • I will forever admire this man.
  • I've been drawing out a new web layout, however nothing ever looks satisfying on paper.
  • Meeting readers of my blog will always seem awkward and surreal to me at first, especially I'm if it's in a random scenario such as in a restroom or if I'm in a rush on my way to a meeting. I ran into a reader just the other day at an intersection, really cool dude actually. I always say to myself afterwards " damn like people actually read my stuff, why?"
  • I feel the more time an individual spends idolizing another, they lose their sense of self being. What do you think?
  • Fashion week here in Montreal had just come to an end, and I managed to check out a few shows. But by being at these shows and by being surrounded by many individuals who indulge themselves in fashion I have come to some sort of realization. I looked around at everyone and said to myself "do we really need all of this and if so why". Clothing has just become so overwhelming and at time ridiculous in some aspects, to the point where a lot of great designs at times get depreciated and over shadowed by trends. I came home on my last night and looked around my room and realized how much I have consumed over the years of clothing. And compared it to what I really have to show for all of the material wealth. I pretty much have absolutely nothing, so me being the spontaneous person that I am. I just grabbed a bunch of garbage bags and pretty much got rid of the majority of my wardrobe. Something about doing it just felt right, but I really just can not put my finger on it. It was just another one of those gut feelings. I really feel I must focus my energy more on to finding ways to contribute to my surroundings, if all I do is go out and consume what will I have left? 
  • I think I'm the only male on this planet who does not find any joy in watching sports. 
  • Know and understand your value and never comprise it for anyone.
  • A girl of colour asked me the other day "when you style me, what colour skin do you see?". I replied " I don't see a colour we all bleed the same", what I'm trying to say is if we really want to squash racism or the term "race" as a whole. We have to realize we are setting up barriers without even realizing it. Ignore the colour of my skin and of others and NO I WILL NOT SUPPORT your movement just because it focuses only on ethnic people. The more we stress it the more we allow these issues to breathe. 
  • This Montreal weather really needs to make it's mind up.
  • Blogging takes a lot of time out of my personal time and space it can be a bit frustrating, but at the same time I love sharing great finds and information with my readers. I just really need to find a way to intertwine them together.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Inspired By // Designspiration

For all the creative heads out there young and old this is something I feel we all can appreciate and feed off of. Not too long ago The Halftime Collective  and I had a bit of a sit down, and really just talked about inspirations, shot out ideas at one another, and just really just took time out to relax and just appreciate all that is creative. And in doing so, he actually introduced me to this website called Designspiration. Designspiration is absolutely amazing it offers so much inspiration for pretty much anything through out the creative process of any project with a design aspect, all the way down to different typography. With it's clean, simple, and minimalist aesthetic it allows its readers to really concentrate and appreciate the content that it holds. I highly suggest you allow yourself to get lost in it. And tell me what you think.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Buffalo Plaid

Buffalo Plaid Button Up - Citizen Vintage (L.L Bean)
Jacket - Club Monaco 
Pants - A.A
Fairhaven Boots - Sebago

Layering is crucial during these winter temperatures, unless you are more of a hefty jacket wearer type of man than you really have nothing to worry about. But for those who aren't that big of a fan of wearing one jacket and not being able to mix and match not only colours but as well as textures and patterns you'll need a few options for layering and at the same time remain warm in these treacherous times.

This Buffalo Plaid Jacket I picked up over at Citizen Vintage, gets the job done. Its a must have piece for those who love layering through Autumn and Winter. And no you don't have to be massively built, beard having, axe swinging man to pull one of these out. Clearly I am no where near that description, the plaid is a classical and tradition print you really can never go wrong with. Not only is it a classical piece, this 85%wool 15%nylon jacket offers great practicality and warmth.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Peaks & Valley's : The Warm Up

  • I met a friend for the first time this past weekend ( well we've met before but never really had a chance to have a sit down and she's a frequent reader of my blog ), and both agreed my photos don't do me much justice. "I know I know I look better in real life" - Kanye West
  • These past few weeks have really proved to me that hard work and persistence really does pay off, its no longer one of those corny little lines you say to appear rich with knowledge. At this moment and time my productivity level is at it's highest point it has been in a long while. And to tell you the truth it feels amazing. #JUSTDOIT
  • For the first time I took a photo with a webcam, friends think I take myself too serious sometimes. Here
  • There is a reason why somethings feel right and others don't. Pay attention to those feelings, for they will tell you who you are. There are so many things I do or think that others look at me and think I'm completely crazy to do but, to me they feel necessary. It is just that feeling that tells me "this is right, and it makes sense" even though it may appear as a complete blob to some, my vision brings it to life. I guess it's easier to call other's crazy instead of indulging and questioning to look a little deeper.
  • I'm now at the stage in my life I HATE sleeping.
  • These guys are cool
  • "The universe will conspire"


  • Everyone is consuming, but not contributing. (I shall expand more on this later this is somewhat of a side not if you will. )
  • Every time I see a photo of someone smoking a bunt, flossing money, or flipping the bird. I lose all interest and just get turned off, yeah I know I shouldn't judge a book by its cover. But c'mon I find those photos tasteless, tacky, and honestly a bit rude. Carry yourself with grace people.
  • A lot of times I try to avoid the friends with the "hook ups" you know the ones " Hey Spencer I got this friend who knows so and so, it's goings to be perfect don't worry man I got you" Yeah no, those situations always turn out messy and conflicted. Always be more personal and deal with the scenario dead on you'll get through it quick fast and don't hide behind emails all the time.
  • Oh Twitter, it's such a love hate relationship. I follow a few close friends on twitter here and there I try to avoid doing so as much as possible. Reason being is that individuals will carry the same nonsense they have on FB or any other social networking platform and bring it to twitter. I really don't need to read your ignorance all day. Why treat every social networking platform the same? What's the point? I really see no purpose in that what so ever. If I unfollow just try not to take offence just understand I follow a lot of individuals I look up to and when your are tweeting nonsense I tend to miss something that can help or enlighten me from someone else. And we are all human I may have my moments from time to time but when you carry it on, on a daily basis and not providing anything stimulating. You really become an annoyance. It's 2012 everyone and their mother has a twitter, so keep this in mind : Never tweet your way out of an opportunity you never know who might be watching. - M.T.